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Plakias is a charming coastal village located 40 km south of Rethimno, known for its stunning 1300 m long sandy beach. The bay of Plakias, nestled between the capes of Stavros and Kako Mouri, is a popular destination for swimming and water sports. The village has a population of 237 permanent residents and has evolved into a thriving tourist hub, offering visitors a wide range of amenities and attractions. Plakias is part of the Finikas municipality and is considered a must-visit destination due to its natural beauty.

Apart from its beautiful beach, Plakias also boasts a picturesque harbor where visitors can enjoy fresh seafood and take in the stunning views of the Aegean Sea. The village is surrounded by rugged mountains and verdant valleys, making it an ideal destination for hiking and exploring the great outdoors. For those interested in history and culture, Plakias is home to several ancient ruins and archaeological sites, including the Minoan palace of Phaistos, which is just a short drive away.

Plakias is a destination that truly has something for everyone, with its natural beauty, rich history, and modern amenities. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an adventurous outdoor experience, Plakias is the perfect destination.


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Most frequent asked questions

Where is Plakias located?

Plakias is a seaside village located 40 km south from Rethimno.

How many permanent residents does Plakias have?

Plakias has 237 permanent residents.

What is the beach like in Plakias?

Plakias has a wonderful sandy beach that is 1300 m long and is ideal for swimming and sea sports.

What are the capes that surround Plakias?

The capes that surround Plakias are Stavros and Kako Mouri.

Is Plakias a popular tourist destination?

Yes, Plakias is a renowned tourist resort that provides all the facilities that a visitor could wish.

What municipality does Plakias belong to?

Plakias belongs to the municipality of Finikas.

What is the average temperature in Plakias?

The average temperature in Plakias ranges from 15°C (59°F) in winter to 30°C (86°F) in summer.

Where is Plakias located in Crete?

Plakias is located on the southern coast of Crete, approximately 35 km (22 miles) south of Rethymno.

What is the nearest airport to Plakias?

The nearest airport to Plakias is Chania International Airport (CHQ), which is approximately 90 km (56 miles) away. Heraklion International Airport (HER) is also an option, located approximately 110 km (68 miles) away.

What are some attractions in Plakias?

Plakias is known for its beautiful beaches, including Damnoni Beach, Ammoudi Beach, and Souda Beach. Visitors can also explore the nearby Preveli Monastery, hike the Kourtaliotiko Gorge, or take a boat tour to the nearby island of Gavdos. The village also has a variety of restaurants, cafes, and shops to explore.

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